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or break-e·ven  (brāk′ē′vən)
Marked by or indicating a balance, especially between investment and return.
1. The point, especially the level of sales of a good or service, at which the return on investment is exactly equal to the amount invested.
2. The point at which the energy produced by a system is equal to that put into it, thereby rendering the system self-sustaining. In both senses also called break-even point.


or break′e′ven,

of or designating the point at which income, as from sales of a product or service, is exactly equal to expenditure, resulting in neither profit nor loss.
[1935–40, Amer.]


[ˌbreɪkˈiːvən] ADJ break-even chartgráfica f del punto de equilibrio
break-even pointpunto m de equilibrio
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These wishful thinkers are price hawks depending on conventional oil and natural gas; for them, however, the break-even price of the crude oil they export must not be lower than the $120-140/b range.
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Meanwhile, Moody s Investors Service in its latest MENA sovereign outlook report said that Oman s fiscal break-even oil price is the second highest in the GCC after Bahrain, and is on an upward trend.
The IMF said the oil price needed for budgetary break-even is now higher than the expected price for oil in 2014.
Balushi did not give last year's break-even price, but economists polled by Reuters estimated it at around $83, up from $66 in 2011.
Manchester United and Arsenal have been pushing for a pure break-even system similar to UEFA's financial fair play scheme for clubs in European competition.
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Amid falling oil prices, the leading financial management and advisory company maintained that the GCC countries would have a reasonable fiscal break-even at oil price of $80 per barrel.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) hydrocarbon producers have remained split on the preferred market price of their crude oil exports given the large gap in the level of break-even price for their budgets, an official Arab report has indicated.
The carrier expects to achieve profitable earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, amortisation and rentals (EBITDAR) for 2010, in a development Hogan said marked an important step forward in the airline's journey towards full break-even in 2011 and then profitability in 2012.
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